Mary Elizabeth Parsons


John Muir



may someday be my good fortune to meet it on its native meadow.
I enjoyed the mountain flowers exceedingly at Deer Park.
I think we are specially favored in being able pass on up into the full spring tide of the mountains, as soon as our lowland blossoms have fled.


Dec 10 1896

My Dear Mr. Muir.

I thank you very much for your kind letter.
I fear I have made you a good deal of trouble about the little Arctic Daisy. I hope it will soon be described and properly determined as it surely must deserve recognition
And I also hope it



and [then?] to find the [Compositae?] marshalling their cohorts in autumn splendor, on our return.
There is really but a very small portion of our year which is blossomless, so lavish is Nature in this wonderful land.
Thanking you again, most sincerely.

I am

Very gratefully and cordially

Mary Elizabeth Parsons

San Rafael, Cal. Dec. 10th 1896.


San Rafael, Cal

Date Original

1896 Dec 10


Original letter dimensions: 14 x 18.5 cm.

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Reel 09, Image 0530

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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